Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Music Plus Visuals Galore!

I was waiting for you... T.I. :)
I would just like state that if T.I. can put out amazing songs like this about turning your life around before he heads to jail...imagine what will come out of him actually being there for a year and a day...

"Dead and Gone"

The visuals on these two are amazing. Took my breath away. Kanye's video had me watching with my mouth open like wow. I wanna learn how to do that...for free! lol

"Welcome to Heartbreak"

"Lions, Tigers, and Bears"


"If music be the food of love, then play on" :)

- William Shakespeare

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Grammy Praises, Questions, Comments, Concerns

BEST PERFORMANCE!:T.I. and JT did a stupendous job!!! :) (TI's last performance b4 jail??? :(..noooo!!!...thats prob why he put so much feeling into it.)

Whitney Houston is back!!!! Pretty!

Chris Martin is so dope!

Katy Perry did her thing! I think she really does feel girls.

I love Jennifer Hudson and she deserved that award, however, that dress did not do her justice. Didnt the upper part look like a bib you use at a restaurant?

Coldplay deserved every award they got! :)

Um...I only know one song by Adele...but I guess she can win best new artist over Duffy and Jazmine Sullivan :-/.

Did Justin Timberlake try to tell a joke when introducing Al Green and fail miserably because no one laughed???

Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder's performance was random and a failure.

Blink 182 back together!!! (didnt know they broke up but okay...)

Why did M.I.A do that? That outfit did not do her pregnant belly justice!

So thanks to Jay-Z, Kanye, and Lupe it is okay for all boys to not cut their hair for over 2 months!

Men in suits are sexy!

Why does Ne-Yo always have beautiful dates????

I'm happy Lil Wayne Performed Tie My Hands with Robin thicke!

So thank God Kanye was not a Divo at the Grammy's this year.

John Mayer for "Say"!!! Well Deserved!!!! (was the theme for this blog for a while...hey...i reinstate...still is!)

So I dont think Carter 3 deserved Best Rap album.

Album of the year???....

I would like to say that I am definite the Grammy's missed out on some GREAT performances by Chris Brown and Rihanna ...all because of this "ike turner wanna be" foolishness!!!

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

I dont know what is going on with this whole Chris Brown thing. I just know that around 5pm my sister tells me that in LA , eyewitness news reported that LAPD was looking for Chris Brown on charges for felony battery. I was like Nuh uh! (I actually did say Nuh uh cuz I thought she was telling a lie). Then I turn on my TV and I see the same thing! (but on Merced News haha.) Anywho, the story I got was that last night after leaving the pre-grammy party Chris Brown got into an argument with an "unidentified woman" and that it was reported that the woman suffered injuries and Chris Brown fled the scene. Im thinking...oh my this is some crazy stuff! Chris Brown isnt the person that goes around beating chicks...is he??? So my first answer is....must be self defense from a crazed fan. So yea of course he cant perform at the Grammy's. But whoa...neither did Rihanna because she was in a "car accident"???

Then I start reading and hearing stuff like...

- Chris Brown and Rihanna left the pre-grammy party together, got in an argument and he beat her up.
- Chris Brown and Rihanna got in a car accident together and Chris got out the car and beat up the lady that hit them.
- Chris Brown found out Rihanna had herpes and threw her out the car and beat her cuz she gave it to him.
-Chris Brown was attacked by a crazed fan while arguing with Rihanna...Rihanna fled while Chris Brown fought the girl back and then fled.

LOL...craziness I know...I dont know what to believe...I'm confused...all I am certain is that Rihanna wasnt at the Grammy's and Chris Brown went to jail but posted the 50,000 bail money.

LA Times emphasizes that the 'unidentified woman' is not Rihanna ..."According to the victim (who is NOT Rihanna), she and Chris got into an argument that turned ugly and violent"
-Read more here.

However, TMZ and Perez Hilton say "Chris Brown is being investigated for allegedly assaulting Rihanna after the Clive Davis pre-Grammys tribute event on Saturday night"...and Hilton adds "Nobody messes with our princess Ri Ri...we are gonna fuck up that vile shit-stain of a human being for hitting our Rihanna!!!!!!!"
- Read more here.

While Huffington Post seems to have the whole low down and says the "victim's name was not disclosed, as is routine in such cases"
-Read more here.

So yea...I'm waiting on the whole truth. Hopefully this isnt Rihanna and Chris Browns cry for publicity since they have been out of the spot light for a little over two weeks. SMH

Thursday, February 5, 2009

His Soul Lives On

I needed time to write this...I couldnt write this yesterday....I cant imagine what I would have written. I bottled up all my emotions and it all would have all exploded here onto my computer screen. I gave myself a day....allowed my self to gather my thoughts and emotions...let my tears out at random times throughout the day. I dont know..I guess I was waiting for someone to say he came back to life. His heart stopped for a while and now its pumping and he is alive. But no...that isnt how it works. I can make all the excuses in the world and try to run away from the reality of death but nothing will change. God has the power and sadly...the only thing I can do now is remember Diron just the way he was...

I remember in elementary school I would stay and watch the guys play basketball since I lived right around the corner. Diron stayed with the basketball in his hands...whenever I would see him..even in middle school in class he would have the basketball in his hands. He lived and breathed basketball. He would play until they closed the school. I remember one time in elementary, my sister and I stayed so late we it was getting dark and we were scared to walk around the corner to our house. Diron and his little brother walked us since their mother hadnt arrived to pick them up from school yet. Thats another thing..Diron loved his brother ...I really admired that and that made me want an older brother. No matter how into a ball game he was ..he was always looking out for his brother and his brother looked up to him. His #1 audience when Diron told a joke. lol I cant even express how much he loves his mother...omg my heart goes out to her...nothing anyone is goin through can be greater than her pain. I remember onetime during the middle school days I saw Diron at a fair being held by the Forum...we both wanted to get on this ride that spins around and goes up and down at the same time but neither our siblings nor parents wanted to go so we went with each other. I will always remember what he said when the ride was about to begin...we went up...he screamed out "I love you mom!" as though he was scared of being o the ride and we both laughed...then he said "Isnt my mom beautiful?" That was no joke...he wasnt even laughing...just smiling and I thought that was so sweet...he honored his mother.

Our number #1 insider and one of the funniest memories of Diron would be his imitation of our 5th grade teacher at Mrs. Le Blue at 98th street school. She would always smoke and have white crust at the corners of her mouth when she spoke and it would disgust Diron to the max! haha....all of us for that matter. Anywho...who could imitate better than Diron? No one! Even in middle school when I wasnt in a good mood ...Diron would always come up with a joke that would make me laugh. Even about a month ago when I saw him at the knitting factory our insider of Mrs. Le Blue remained when I hugged him and hey said hey and wiped the corner of his mouth he laughed trying to imitate Mrs. Le Blue once more...sad to say that was the last time I would see that impression...

Man! Life is so precious we really have to live for the present. I believe that his heart was too good for this earth....it was needed in heaven. God needed more angels like him. Yea...an angel...a new star in the sky...maybe thats why he sky seemed so bright last night...

Rest in Peace Diron Rivers

Your body is gone but your soul lives on through us. What a great soul you were.

I will miss you.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Grand Slam!

The Best Superbowl Commercial to me was when they announced FREE Breakfast at Denny's mmmhhmmm...no classes Tuesday...gathering the crew and I'm there!:)


#92 & Commercials

James Harrison of the Pittsburg Steelers...

Congrats to his 100-yrd touchdown but this guy has an anger management problem. Why was he attacking Francisco that one time? The ref called it "unnecessary roughness". Man, that was abuse...what is wrong with him? And I heard he slammed a fan on the field before. Looking at him...I get the wife-beater/ girlfriend-beater vibe...yes, definitely a wife-beater/ girlfriend beater.

A Cardinals win would have been better...next time...next time

In other news...is it sad that I laughed hystercally when the koala was punched? lol It was just so unexpected.

This was so cute!:)


I sometimes wonder why people do the things they do. What are their intentions? Do they think what they are doing is right? Do you really think...let me just stop. I will let you find out on your own...just keep trying and you will see...lol...you will see. I call it desperate...I call it thirsty...I call it tacky. I can easily be karma and do the same to you...however...the tackiness just isnt my style.Continue...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

Absolutely amazing movie! I guess I love movies about destiny and fate. The fact that chasing your destiny can bring you all that you need...including happiness is wonderful. Its not the love of money...or the hate in your heart...its the love. Yes, there are many struggles along the way.....this movie proves it. But love will get you through it. Whether its the love of life or anything else...if it is written...it will be. You have to watch it to really get the picture...the trailer doesnt do much. But yea...I loved it. And yes I cried...lol.

...Another one that will have to join my top 10 movies. This is rare that I have two movies that I love come out in the same month. Maybe I need to make a top 15? Maybe. lol

I Want To Travel The World

...or at least visit all 7 continents.

Yes, even Antarctica. And I guess I already have one down. I know some might say ..."well who doesnt want to"...or some might say "whoa...dream big". But I say I can do it. I say I will and that is a promise to myself.. Which continent first? I do not know. When will I start? I do not know. There is no limit I am giving for the time I must complete this travel. The only limit is the time God gives me to live. If it ends up that I take my last breath while visiting the last continent on my 80th birthday then so be it. Travel the world...i cant wait.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I can feel it.
Its coming soon.
It will hit when I least expect it.
I have to stay ahead....cant drop back.
Stay ahead ...and still be social.
What a challenge.
A challenge ...soon to be knocked down.
Am I ready?
Do I have a choice?
I dont want to suffer the repercussions if I dont succeed.
Its do or die.
...life isnt something to play around with.
My life isnt something to play around with.
All that I do is a determining factor.
This is a determining factor.
There is nothing I cannot overcome.
It has been proven to me...through the many I look up to.
I wont stop.
No I won't quit.
Bring it on.
Bethany is motivated.

Aladdin & Jasmine Will Happily Be Together Forever!

SNL is trying to ruin my favorite disney movie of all time! I didnt see this in theaters 14 times (including 3 times at the el capitan for the ultimate experience lol) for nothing!

What a Week! :)


...Mr. President Barack Obama...

...our Hero is here...

...At Last!

I loved Mrs. First Lady Michelle Obama's dress! :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lift Your Head Up and Smile From Ear To Ear


The Beginning of our Legacy of Hope...A Dream

I Have A Dream (Full) - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.[January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968]

Just Have Some Fun

Let me be that little bird in your ear...
Now if you see yourself going out less or basically having a little lesss fun then you used to. And now you just sit around mad, sad, or dissappointed...and you are this way more times then when you are happy. Something needs to change. Someone needs to change. hile you are young and not married or with children it is your obligation to enjoy life as much as possible. Travel, party, hang with friends, just be young. Not saying you cant enjoy life when you are married with children because that is the ultimate part of enjoying life, but you wont to do all that you can now before you have obligations to a family. If something or someone is holding you back...no matter how much you care about them...you have to let them go. When/ if they grow up...or when/ if they become more stable and they are destined to be in your life...then it will be. Or maybe it isnt them that needs the time to grow or become more stable...its you...in that case...do them the favor. I promise God will work it all out in the end. Don't worry.

Regroup And Regroup...You Do It Best

I dont know why but I get annoyed with people who try to know everybody. Not necessarily to befriend them all ...cuz there is a difference between being a friend, being friendly and being a groupie...but to be able to say "hey" when they see them around and tell people "yea I know them". Do you think this will make you cool? Hanging on to their every come and go? Does it not bother you to know you go out of your way to know their where abouts....that you use their actual real friends to get to them...and you dont know these people as actual real people but what they present to you around the way. Look at the places you are determined to go and let everyone know you are going so that someone can be on your ...jock? The thing is...you are titled a groupie when you switch from group to group dependng on how hot they are at the time. If the person is becoming popular on myspace...you make sure to say something like "lets kick it again" just so people can be like what they kicked it before? How cool! No. haha. Then a new person is becoming popular on facebook...gotta let everyone know you know them too huh? Next month someone is having a party...gosh what might you do to say your in that mix too? make it look like you are throwing the party too...when you arent. Promote it? Show up early? Funny thing is...you wanna make your name known...but thats all they know is your name. You wanna see your name in lights? Do you...but not at another's expense. The new people you group with at the time of their spotlight...they know you are a grupie...they know who was down for them and who is with them before the beginning til the end. The ony one who doesnt is...you. Why regroup and regroup...we are all one big people and there is no need to try to know everyone...its impossible...plus..there are so many connections that once you know one person...you know them all...you see them all. The difference between friends and groupies is that no matter how many people friends meet around the way...they can differentiate between friends, associates, friends of friends, and associates of friends. If you feel empty inside...being a groupie wont fill the emptiness...the hype comes every now and then. Or maybe you know that...thats why you regroup and regroup...smh.

Notice it was written as though I am talking to the person...doesnt mean I'm talking to you. However, if you think "hey, this sounds like me"...then honey...it probably is...

Truth Hurts

Just Because My Winter Break Is Almost Over

I feel like ranting on things/people that have bothered me. Not people in particular because I make sure not to rant on one person anymore...I will rant when it is more than one. You know...I realize this is just people growing that I'm witnessing. And my perception of them is me growing as well. We live and we learn...let me give my viewpoint and hope to understand why things happen and why some do the things that they do. Let's go...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

No Pants Subway Ride

It is too cold in New York for this...I would never...


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I Plead The 5th

I have Jury Duty 2maro and I do not want to go! My constitutional responsibility? Grrrr!!! I dont wanna make a fool of myself but man...I might have to take Lamine's advise and act slightly special when they ask me questions. You know....like asking what every other word means...looking confused...taking a while to answer questions. I have school next week so I cannot serve next week..they shoulda had me report on Monday and I would have been fine...but no they are not gonna just ruin my week with this ...No!


Honestly I dont think i can be impartial though...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm Just Like You

It was hard to admit at first but its true. This song holds truth.

This video is great and my husband in it is a plus! ...Lol

Just Like Me - Jamie Foxx feat. T.I

Plus I really like Taraji, she is a good actress...funny too...she was great in a Curious Case of Benjamin Button. As a little add on...here is what she said about the movie in the L.A. Times published yesterday:

"I’ve got to say: You make a list of people you want to work with, and you find out that God has a wicked sense of humor,” Henson said during a press day at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. "I’ve learned to be very specific. I never thought I’d play his mother. I thought it would be something a little sexier.”

Wouldnt we all wanna play something sexy with Brad Pitt..lol

Read More Here.

I Love This Song/ Video

I want this sung at my wedding...and 25th and 50th anniversary.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Great Concert!

So this was a great concert for only 10 bux! Got free shirts, and CD's and Ari got to sing her song with Dom Kennedy into the mic...whad front and center seats...check us out in the video if you can....lol

P.S. I like this litte mix that Mike Posner and the Braint Trust did with T.I.'s Whatever you like and Coldplay's the scientist...it was great and I want to find it!!!!!

New York Was Great In Case You Were Wondering!

First of all I would like to say...this year took a great start and I have a great feeling about that!

Lol...Omg! I had a blast...what went down? Well...we went everywhere in New York! Yes! .....Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten....& the Bronx...we made it happen...haha. ( I made it a song and I couldnt stop singing it on the last day..haha) Any who..yea we went everywhere...tried to see everything and took a combined total of about 700 pics...about (280 of them being mine). ...Took the subway all up and down and across new york to the point where we are tired of it. I like the fact that the subway is unlimited for 7 days for only $21 bux tho!..that was a real money saver! Why did New Years Eve have to be the coldest day in New York...19 degrees...snowing then windy...and we stood 9hrs in Time square with no food or restroom to watch performances...get free stuff and watch the ball drop. The experience was amazing but never again..thats a once in a lifetime thing...lol. Went to wall street, ground zero, statue of liberty, Yankee stadium, central park, 106 and park, Columbia university, NYU, Brooklyn bridge...and many other places. We have decided that we like Brooklyn better than Manhattan...haha. We went to a club in Brooklyn...it took a lot of work cuz almost all the clubs are 21 and over...But my cousin and her boyfriend hooked us up. We were chauffeured and watched by my cousins' boyfriend and his friend so we could be protected from the overly horny New York men. Itys amazing how we got there at midnight and we were early..ppl dont start coming til 1am and it doesnt end til 6am! Laughed at the doo doo mamas and wondered where most of the girls clothes were...smh...all in all it was an experience to remember. To wrap it up...7 days in New York was the vacation I needed and it was great and New York has some cuties...mhmm...did they...yes yes. I need to upload pics..but I dont feel like it...definitely before January ends though. :)